WHAT TO DO
The Lynn R. Lowrey Arboretum is part outdoor classroom and part research resource at Rice University. Named after a well-known Houston horticulturist, discover a diverse collection of woody plants and native and naturalized Texan wildlife within the arboretum.
Every Tuesday afternoon is the Rice Farmers Market, marketing local goods and produce. The easily accessible parking lot by Rice Stadium makes it even easier for Houston residents to support local farmers and enjoy fresh produce.
Next door to the Shepherd School of Music in Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. This 72-foot square knife edge roof has viewing times at sunrise and sunset for dramatic light sequences. Twilight Epiphany hosts musical performances, due to its excellent acoustics, so plan your visit for one of these select nights.
Walk across the beautiful tree-lined campus, spanning 300 acres and unique Rice architecture. The buildings are all designed with a Byzantine structure, with large archways, statuesque columns, and pink-colored bricks. Lovett Hall, the most iconic building on campus, boasts the Sallyport arch where new students enter the university and graduates depart through during commencement. The university is located in Houston’s museum district, which means there’s lots of nearby exhibitions to explore as well. Plan your stay at our hotel near Rice University in Houston today!